NEW YORK (Dec. 15)
Frank R. Lautenberg of Montclair, New Jersey, was elected general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal last night at the closing dinner of the UJA National Conference. He succeeds Paul Zuckerman in that post. Lautenberg is president of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. of Clifton, New Jersey, the largest data processing service company in the world.
In accepting the general chairmanship of UJA, Lautenberg set the pattern for the coming year by saying: “The goals of the UJA are synonymous with the goals of the Jewish people: to eliminate need, to provide for life and life-building, and to generate hope–in Israel and for Jews in distress wherever they may be. There is no cause which can be more noble and no work more satisfying. To this I pledge all my efforts and my energy.”
In making the announcement. Max M. Fisher, chairman of the UJA Nominating Committee, pointed out: “The Jewish people, and the United Jewish Appeal, which strives to meet its needs, are at a crossroads. It is a time when new and vigorous leadership is primary. The election of Frank R. Lautenberg to the position of general chairman marks the beginning of a new era. The dynamism of his character, coupled with his great ability, will prove invaluable in the months of decision ahead.”
Lautenberg is a member of the International Board of Governors of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and is current president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. He is a founder of the Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology at the Medical School of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee. Active in his resident state, Lautenberg is a member of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Lautenberg, a graduate of Columbia University, is currently an associate of Columbia University School of Business.